Students from Augsburg Germany collaborate with UPD students on Prospect Charrette

Students from Augsburg Germany’s University of Applied Sciences joined UMKC students in Urban Planning and Design (UPD) for a five day charrette in Kansas City. Four teams of students worked together to develop architecture, urban planning and urban design concepts for the Prospect Avenue corridor in Kansas City, MO.


Students worked in an intense and quick environment over five days to develop their ideas. Each team built a model to illustrate their ideas and to explore two sites on Prospect Avenue.


Students developed new friendships and learned about planning and architecture in Germany. Faculty shared different approaches to urban design and learned from their colleagues through a collaborative design process.

Several professionals joined the students to review their final presentation, including staff from Gould Evans, Zahner Design & Fabrication, Populous Architecture, REACH Collaborative, and Taliaferro and Browne. Staff from the Center for Neighborhoods also participated in the charrette and final review.